How To Spot Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord (All Releases)

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The Air Jordan 11 Concords are a really loved pair of sneakers by the sneaker community, and with all of this love on them, there is the same large amount of replicas available for the shoes.

We are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, as this fake vs real AJ11 Concord guide will tell you all you need to know in order to authenticate these AJ11s.

With every step of our guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan XI Concord sneakers, we are going to link reference fake vs real Concord 11 images that will help you easily visualise the flaws on the fake shoes.

At the same time, the real vs fake Concord Air Jordan 11 images will help you visualise what the genuine sneakers look like, and how their little details are supposed to look like.

The size tag is the best spot to check in order to identify fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, as the replica Concord 11s always have their text on the size tag at the wrong thickness and kerning between the characters, while the authentic AJ11s are always flawless thanks to their attention to detail and higher-quality equipment used to when manufacturing the shoes.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord

Step 1: Fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord size tag

Starting the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, we are going to jump inside the real vs fake Concord 11s and we will look at their size tags.

Even though this little piece of fabric inside the shoes may seem like a simple spot to look at, we consider this as the best way to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, and we recommend that you check this when you have to authenticate the Concords.

Now, let’s have a look at the comparison image with teh fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord 2018 sneakers below, and after that, we’ll explain what happens in the picture.

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Size Tag – Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord 2018

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 11 Concord 2018 sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake Concords have their text on the size tag at the wrong font-weight.

Starting with the style-code’s text (the text in the middle of the size tag), you can see how teh fake Concords have their “378037-100” inscription looking too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord 2018s have their “378037-100” text on the size tag thinner and slimmer than the one on the fake shoes.

Since the fake pair’s text about the style-code is too thick, there is too little space between the characters, and on the authentic shoes, there is less space in-between the characters because these are thinner than the ones seen on the fake pair.

Going to the two lines of text below, you can see how the “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” text on the fake shoes is too thick as well.

Back to the authentic AJ11 Concords 2018, you can notice how their two lines of text that state the shoes being made in China are thinner than the ones on teh fake shoes.

Lastly, in the middle-right side of the size tag, we have the date of manufacturing the sneakers’ text, and on the fake shoes, the text is too thick as well, while the same text on the genuine shoes is thinner, once again.

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Size Tag – Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord 2011

In the image above, we have highlighted the second most popular Concord Air Jordan 11s, which are the ones that released in 2011.

Also, we have compared only the 2018 real vs fake Concord 11s because they are the most recent and the most popular Concords.

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Size Tag – Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord 2000

In the image above, you can find the authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers that were released in the year 2000.

There are fewer replicas for these shoes, but for your reference, we thought that you’d like to also have an authentic size tag from 2000.

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Size Tag – Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord 1995

If that wasn’t enough, in the image above you can see the size tag of the Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers that were released in 1995.

We can call these the most OG Air Jordan 11 Concords, since they were the very first release of the Concord 11s.

Step 2: Check the Jumpman logo on the side of your Concords

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concords, we are going to look at the fake vs real Concords for their Jumpman logo on the side of the shoes.

The Jumpman logo is the essential piece that can be found on the side of the shoes, so for this step, we are going to check it on both the fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concords.

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord 2018 shoes above, we have pointed out hwo the fake pair has its Jumpman at the wrong stitching density.

That is because the overall look of the fake pair’s Jumpman logo is too thin, since the replica Concord 11s have their logo too thin, while the authentic pair has its logo thicker.

Then, looking at the edges of the body on teh fake Jumpman, you can see how the stitches are all sharp and messily finished, while the authentic shoes hve their logo’s stitches in place, following a pattern where no thread is getting out of hand.

Speaking of hands, you can see how the fingers of the replica Concord 11 pair’s Jumpman are too thick, and on the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 11 pair has its Jumpman’s fingers thinner.

Step 3: Examine the shape of your Air Jordan 11 from the back

Going to the third way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, we are now going to look at the real vs fake Concord 11s for their shape on the rear side.

The area which we care the most about at this step is the black patch that shapes like a U, right where the white leather side of the shoes starts.

So as to see that, let’s quickly have a look at the fake vs real Nike Air Jordan 11 Concord image below, and after that, we’ll explain what do the genuine and the fake shoes look like.

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The black silky patch is supposed not to look too narrow, nor too wide, and the main part of the replica Air Jordan 11s have their U-shaped patch too curvy.

In fact, you can see how the authentic shoes have their patch wavily, as the left and the right sides of the patch are curvy, and right in the middle of the shoes, there is a gap that makes the overall look of the patch being this wavy.

Moving to the counterfeit Air Jordan 11 Concords, you can see how their patch is not that curvy on neither the left and the right side, and so, there is no such large gap as the authentic pair’s gap in the middle of the shoes.

Step 4: Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text

For the fourth way on how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, we are going to look at the fake vs real Concord 11s for their interior tongue label with multiple lijnes of text.

So, going back inside the fake vs real Concord Air Jordan 11s, let’s quickly brief the text on the badge found on the inside of the tongues.

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In the image with the replica vs authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text at the wrong font-weight.

Looking at the words “BASKETBALL”, “PRODUCTS” and “BY”, you can see how the fake AJ11 Concord shoes have their text too thin.

On the other hand, the legit Air Jordan XI Concord shoes have their same three words looking thinner and slimmer than the ones on the fake shoes.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Authentic vs fake Air Jordan 11 Concord toe box

Moving forward to the fifth way on how to legit check Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Concord 11s for their toe boxes.

This time, we’ll have to flip the real vs fake Concord 11s to their profile side in order to look at their toe boxes.

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In the picture with the real vs fake Air Jordan XI Concord shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box too little curvy, as it is too little flat.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers present their toe box curvier and arched up to the front more than the toe box of the fake pair.

Step 6: Verify the colour of the soles on your Air Jordan 11 Concord

Proceeding to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord shoes, we are going to look at the soles of the shoes.

In most cases, the counterfeit AJ11 Concord pairs have their soles hued too much, therefore having the wrong shade for their soles.

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The authentic Nike Air Jordan XI Concord sneakers must have their soles coloured in a translucent slightly icy blue colour, just as in the legit pair’s example highlighted above.

Looking at the fake Air Jordan 11 Concords, you can see how their sole is saturated too much, as it has this way bluer coloured sole, while the authentic pair’s sole is coloured lighter than the fake one.

Step 7: Check the “45” text on the back of your Concord AJ11s

As for the seventh and the last method of our guide on how to authenticate Nike Air Jordan XI Concord sneakers, we are going to move back to the rear side of the fake vs real Concord Air Jordan XIs.

At the previous step on the back of the shoes, we’ve checked the shape of the U-shaped patch, but now, we will have a look at the “45” inscription.

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord shoes above, we have spotted how the “45” inscription on the fake pair’s patch is too thick.

On the other hand, the same “45” text on the authentic Concord 11s is thinner than the one on the replica sneakers.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Air Jordan 11 manufactured Concord Air Jordan XI’s.

  1. Examine the text on the size tag of your Air Jordan 11 Concords. Usually, the replica Air Jordan 11 Concords have their text at the wrong thickness
  2. Look at the shape of your Concord 11s from the rear side, as the replica pairs tend to have their U-shaped patch too little curvy and wavy
  3. Check the Jumpman logo on the side of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Jumpman will have either too much stitching on the arm with the ball in the hand, or either less stitching, so watch out for different stitching-weights. Also, the shoelaces of the Jumpman can sometimes be less visible
  4. Verify the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Mostly, the fake shoes have their text too thick
  5. Analyze the toe box area of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan XI sneakers will have their toe box looking too flat and too little curvy
  6. Brief the colour of the soles of your Air Jordan 11s, as the replica Concord 11s tend to have their soles saturated too much, therefore having a shade of blue that’s too intense
  7. Verify the “45” text on the back of your shoes since most of the fake AJ11 Concord pairs have their text too thick

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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Concord Air Jordan 11 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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